However, he already established artists would wait for clients to make the specific orders that they required. Bacchanal argues that the production of painting was hence influenced by the clients taste and preferences or their cultural and social values. Beforehand, paintings and art was treated as an independent entity affected by the changes in laws and development. However, this perception changed as Bacchanal explains (Michael 4). People started to view art and paintings from a different angle.
They started to recognize or appreciate the time invested by the artist in a particular painting he feelings and mood during the production of the paintings and the inspiration that led to the discovery of the paintings. Therefore, the success of a painting depended on the mental abilities of an individual painter or artist. During the period of renaissance, oil painting was discovered. Art used to be simple but later art was developed and seemed likes miracles.
Artists began painting pictures that seemed life like and which seemed as if they were in three dimensions. The Catholic Church was the main client of the paintings. The paintings were made from those of Virgin Mary to those of the last upper. The freedom from church led to a rebirth of painting. These paintings included naked women and men. What is the template for the biography of a “master” like Michelangelo or Leonardo? How are their biographies presented similarly in The Agony and The Ecstasy and Dad Vine’s Demons.
How does the identity of the “master” serve as a metaphor for Florentine civic identity? Michelangelo is viewed as a person who is unlikely to complete any commissions. He is described as a character that has difficulties when it comes to relationship and love to engage in sexual relationship with the male underpants (Michelangelo & Leonardo, 29). His character is tortured and shows the emotional burden associated with being different from the rest of the society or having genius creativity.
The unique personality of the character is always celebrated but the society always views the person as an outsider. Leonardo character is portrayed in similar manner. He is a genius whose ability in painting, mathematics and engineering earn him a good reputation in the society. Like Michelangelo, he is also a bisexual and an opium addict. Despite his genius nature, the society views his superhuman abilities as strange and therefore sees Leonardo as an outsider (Michelangelo & Leonardo, 30).
The master Is viewed as a metaphor because the artists are viewed as genius and superhuman who are capable to adapt to the modern and innovative society but they are filled with doubts and struggle in their daily lives. Can you think of a contemporary celebrity or other public figure that conforms to the biographical template for the “great artist’ advanced by Donahue? Sheldon character in the Big Bang Theory is quite that of a public figure (Beam 20). As per his character traits, he also proves to be a great artist.